I read a lot when I have the chance. for me it is necessary to generate new ideas. Reading and writing go together.Earnest Hemingway did not advertise it because he was developing a macho image, but I have been told that he spent two hours a day reading.
Really? I assumed the writers read more than most. I am always reading something.
What would posses you to think that writers generally do not read? LoL
I've always been told that most writers read a lot. I've always been a really heavy reader myself and I believe that's reflected in and helps my writing a lot.
That is not true. Good writers read a lot and learn from each other. I love to read and I always have.
I'm always reading something, and find that some of my best influences come from my favorite authors.
Yes, I am an avid reader.
I will read a magazine in the checkout lines........if a book really grasps me, I will devour it, losing sleep to do so. In fact, once a start a book, I feel compelled to finish it. If it was a particulary good story,....I feel sad, at its ending, as though, I had said goodbye to a friend.
There have been times, that I have read the dictionary!
Can't be true--of course I do.
Whoever told you that was deceiving you.
To be any good as a writer, you absolutely MUST read! Saddleridder1 is quite correct. What ever gave you the idea that most writers don't read. How else does one learn to write WELL?
Personally, i read alot mention them - articles, stories, poems, newspapers, novels, hubs etc.
I think it takes a voracious reader to make a wonderful and great writer.
Reading allows you to learn a lot and many writers i am sure are avid readers.Maturity in writing comes through good amount of reading. I like to read as well like many others.
I could not be as good a writer, if I did not read as much as I do. The more you read, especially the "classics" and the variety of genres that you read really boosts your vocabulary, which helps when you write. Also, it exposes you to a variety of styles, which helps you develop your own style because you have personally seen what works and what doesn't. I think it is absolutely germane to writing to be as avid a reader as you can be.
by Terrye Toombs 6 years ago
What published author has been most influential to your love of writing?I have found that Dean Koontz and Terry Brooks have been very influential in both my writing style and my love of writing. After I read one of their books, I find myself more energized to get back to writing. What authors...
by truthfornow 6 years ago
Are good writers always good readers?Every writer I have known has been a pretty avid reader. Do you think that being a reader is necessary to being a good writer?
by Billie Kelpin 3 years ago
Are you a writer who reads or a writer who doesn't read?Almost every article on how to become a good writer emphasizes the necessity to read, read, read. I am not a reader per se; I can't sit down with a novel and almost never read purely for enjoyment. I get all of my information from...
by Demas W Jasper 17 months ago
Isn't it sad that some here only write and don't read, while others only read and don't write?
by Joseph Franklin Dunkin Jr 6 years ago
Let's support our own efforts by reading each other's short stories, then leaving a comment at the bottom of the hub (pro or con). I have three stories posted at jfrankdunkin.hubpages.com. They are, "The Baroness of Haut De Cagnes", "Recess, the Podium Light", and...
by Tim Mitchell 11 months ago
How important is reading to become a good writer?
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